My Side of the Mountain
Written by Jean Craighead George
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In a spellbinding, touching and at times funny novel set in the mountains of upstate New York, a boy called Sam, who has run away from home, learns to live off the land, and grows up a little in the process.
What Ali Sparkes, author of Dark Summer and also the Shapeshifter series says of the title and its author:
JEAN CRAIGHEAD GEORGE - When I was nine our teacher read us My Side Of The Mountain by Jean Craighead George - the story of young Sam Gribley who runs away to the mountains to live on his own wits, armed only with a survival handbook and the peregrine falcon he trains to hunt for him. This brilliant book inspired the ‘survival’ and peregrine falcon elements of my Shapeshifter series…
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My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Every kid thinks about running away at one point or another; few get farther than the end of the block. Young Sam Gribley gets to the end of the block and keeps going--all the way to the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. There he sets up house in a huge hollowed-out tree, with a falcon and a weasel as his companions, and his wits as his tool for survival. In a spellbinding, touching, funny account, Sam learns to live off the land, and grows up a little in the process. Blizzards, hunters, loneliness and fear all battle to drive Sam back to city life. But his desire for freedom, independence and adventure are stronger. No reader will be immune to the compulsion to go right out and start whittling fishhooks and befriending raccoons.
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